Daryl Pederson,

Anchorage, Alaska.

I grew up in Sterling, Alaska, and began my professional photography career after graduating from high school. The ocean is where I find the most of what to love about life on earth, and I dedicate half of the year playing in, on, and around it. In the winter months under Alaska’s dark skies, the northern lights get my photographic attention. I’ve published two books on the subject, drawn from more than three decades chasing this colorful and mysterious wonder of the world.